22 May V’s Birthday Wish – RISE & Support Essential Women Workers on the Front Line
Photo: @liderescampesinas; @nationalnurses
“In this time of the Great Transition where we move from transaction to connection, from dying for profit to living for people and the earth, a major ingredient of this transformation will be seeing and honoring and valuing and protecting those who make our lives possible.” – V
25 May is our Founder V’s (formerly Eve Ensler) 67th birthday. To celebrate this day and to honor our commitment to frontline women, donate to the Rising in the Time of Corona Emergency Fund.
The rapid spread of coronavirus across the globe has revealed what has always been a glaring truth for so many of the essential workers who are the backbone of our society: inequity. From the people who pick our food to the people who deliver our packages, it is the working class and poor who are most vulnerable to the virus and the economic disaster that Covid-19 has laid bare. So often these frontline workers are women. Many of them are activists, young leaders, and women who are part of our movement.
From the United States to India, Guatemala to Thailand, we are hearing about great need from across our vast global network. While some are struggling with isolation and increased proximity to potentially violent situations within their homes, others are struggling with making rent, feeding their families and accessing masks and protective gear to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
Women at the City of Joy. Photo: Régine Kamba
Workers and health care professionals in every country are on the front lines of the crisis, risking their lives to take care of other people, to keep food on the shelves, to deliver necessary services, and to heal those who are sick. For so many survivors, home is not a safe place. Advocates worldwide are providing shelter as well as posting information and resources online.
As the world faces the Covid-19 pandemic, activists, artists, survivors, youth around the world are rising to help impacted communities, frontline workers, and survivors.
Your donation will provide much needed assistance and hope for essential women in these uncertain times.
Happy Birthday V!
With Love & Solidarity,
Susan, Christine, Monique, Purva, Tony, Carl, Kristina, Leila, Roslyn, Swetha